"Ruin tower and house adjoining other walls" = Carrigogunnell Castle!

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Where: Limerick, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1870

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Far be it from us at Library Towers to let people rest on their laurels, and as our original fiendish Mwahaha (evil laughter) was finally solved yesterday after 10 months, I had hoped to challenge you today.

All we had as a description was "Ruin tower and house adjoining other walls, people". Had hoped it'd prove a tad challenging, but 'twas not to be. Thanks very much to blackpoolbeach for identifying these ruins as Carrigogunnell (also Carrigogunnel) Castle!

Either way, also like this image for the spooky way that people seem to loom out of the background when you peer into all corners of it really carefully...

Date: 1860-1883

NLI Ref.: STP_1857

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    Scadán Dearg

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:23:44

    The OPW would have health and safety melt down if they saw patrons up there today!

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    Scadán Dearg

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:25:00

    My guess is somewhere south Galway/Burren

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:25:21

    Looks like Dunluce castle.

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    Scadán Dearg

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:25:42

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Where's that?

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:34:50

    Near the giant's causeway. It's not it though - I compared it to a few other images.

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:37:13

    Carrigogunnell Castle Ruins www.geograph.ie/photo/494222

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:39:06

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach Good Job!

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:40:47

    It's one of the few castles in the country I haven't seen. I must go there sometime.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:47:42

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach Trying to wholeheartedly congratulate you, Pete! But secretly raaagin' that you got it so quickly... :) Adding a Location Identified tag too!

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    TJ.Photography

    • 07/Sep/2012 08:52:54

    go hiontach :)))

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    ... De Provence

    • 07/Sep/2012 09:04:43

    Belle photo

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 07/Sep/2012 09:15:31

    I just put 'ruined castle ireland' into Google Image Search. Next one please. Google Street View

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Sep/2012 09:37:15

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach Quietly shaking fist at Google! :)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Sep/2012 12:01:56

    I have found twelve people so far. Any more?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Sep/2012 12:52:04

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I make it 12 too! It was the girl in the petticoats that startled me the most - thought she was a rock formation...

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    probable ice

    • 07/Sep/2012 13:04:55

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach well spotted.

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    blackpoolbeach

    • 07/Sep/2012 13:10:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Only 6 more uploads to reach your 1000. Anything special lined up?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Sep/2012 14:00:54

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach I spotted that too the other day, Eagle Eye! Now you're giving me performance anxiety... :) Though will don thinking cap.

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    lmldolz

    • 07/Sep/2012 17:11:28

    Wow! A wonderful picture!

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    Swordscookie

    • 07/Sep/2012 20:25:58

    The one day in I did not get a chance to look at the NLI stream and what comes up? The place where I played as a boy and that lives in my dreams comes up and I miss it and the man who knows Blackpool beach gets the prize;-(((((. I feel sick, I resign, I give up. Hope you have something interesting on Monday Carol.

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    Swordscookie

    • 07/Sep/2012 20:30:06

    Carrigogunnell was part of the outer defences for Limerick with a dramatic view of the Shannon. Around the time of the sieges of Limerick it too was. Esieged and the conquerors blew it up so that it could no longer be used. That explains the dilapidated condition.

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    maorlando - God keeps me as I lean on Him!!

    • 09/Sep/2012 00:28:33

    Marvelous vintage photo and wonderful as always sleuth work on the ID... way to go!!!!

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    Erwinmaack

    • 16/Sep/2012 11:58:13

    I get up early like Dad and go on long walks into the country.I walk around the graveyard in the old abbey at Mungret where my mother's relations are buried and I go up the boreen to the Norman castle at Carrigogunnell where Dad brought me twice. I climb to the top and Ireland is spread out before me, the Shannon shining its way to the Atlantic. Frank McCourt